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Jeannette C. Morris

April 15, 1925 July 18, 2015
Jeannette C. Morris
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Obituary for Jeannette C. Morris

Jeannette Church Morris, a longtime resident of Highland and a devoted member of Milford United Methodist Church, passed away peacefully in her home on July 18, 2015 at the age of 90.



Jeannette was born on April 15, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the eldest daughter of Benjamin and Florence Church. After graduation from Pontiac High School, Jeannette attended Albion College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Master's Degree in Sociology. After teaching at Albion and working at the Pontiac Housing Commission, Jeannette married Ernest Carl Morris on May 12, 1956 in Pontiac. Together they raised 5 sons, in Pontiac, and since 1967, in Highland.



Jeannette was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, singing in the church, high school, and Albion college choirs since the age of 10. She was an avid reader, a lifelong anglophile, and a dedicated collector of historical documents. A multi year spelling bee champion from the ages of 12 to 89, she was everyone's favorite teammate in Trivial Pursuit. For over twenty-five years, Jeannette and Ernie enjoyed square dancing, for which they made trips to nearly every state.



She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Ernest Morris; their five sons, Allen (Sue Ann), Ernest (Patricia), Michael (Margo), Christopher (Jeannine), and Joseph (Mary Jane); 40 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Alice JoAn Legge of Sylvan Lake, extended family and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Albert John Church.



A Funeral Service will be held at Milford United Methodist Church, 1200 Atlantic St, Milford on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10 AM, with visitation beginning at 9 AM. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Thursday, July 23rd from 4-8 PM.



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Milford United Methodist Church or choir, 1200 Atlantic St, Milford, MI 48381 or to the Milford Senior Center INC, 1050 Atlantic St, Milford, MI 48381.



For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

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